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    Sale 7601

    Impressionist and Modern Works on Paper

    25 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 269

    Gustav Klimt (1862-1918)

    Liegende Frau

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Gustav Klimt (1862-1918)
    Liegende Frau
    pencil on simili Japan paper
    14 5/8 x 22½ in. (37.2 x 57 cm.)
    Drawn in 1913-1914


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    Dr Marian Bisanz-Prakken has confirmed the authenticity of this work.

    Dr Marian Bisanz-Prakken kindly pointed out that this drawing is part of a series of preparatory drawings (Strobl 2483-2489) for the oil portrait of Amalie Zuckerkandl (Novotny-Dobai 105), dated 1917-1918, which was never completed.

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    Provenance

    Georg Klimt (the artist's brother), by descent from the artist.
    The Swetzoff Gallery, Boston.
    Acquired from the above by the parents of the present owner in November 1964, and thence by descent.